Dog Life in CLE Event: Barktoberfest!

Barktoberfest! was an event to celebrate Halloween with your dog with dog trick-or-treating and dog costume contest. A $2 entrance fee and 50/50 raffle made it possible to raise some money for Citizens Committee for the Lakewood Animal Shelter (CCLAS). It was held on October 18th from 6-8pm at Yuzu. Trick-or-treating was made possible by Lake Erie Pet Food Co., Dog-A-Licious Dog Treats, Merry-Go-Hound, and Dog Life in CLE.

Yuzu is no stranger to Dog Life in CLE! We made our first visit with the Bar League CLE, held our Yappy Hour in Support of Cleveland APL, had dinner together, and made an appearance at Dog Prom!


On the day of the event, we were unfortunate with gloomy skies leading up to the event and the Indians were in the ALCS playoff game! We had 3 dogs show up, 2 of which had awesome costumes. Everyone’s favorite costume was a dog named Zibby who had an 80’s workout outfit and yoga mat!

When it started raining (or what I should say, down poured out of no where!), we all went inside, where the dogs got to enjoy some dog beer on the house! Those who came left with a lot of treats, swag bags of bar items from Yuzu, and $5 gift cards to Target for the costumes!

Even though not many showed up due to rain and the Indian’s game, we ended up with $29.31 for the CCLAS. The leftover treats from Dog-A-Licious Dog Treats were also donated to the shelter. Every little bit helps! CCLAS appreciated it when I dropped off the stuff to them.

Thanks to my friend Marybeth from the Bar League CLE who came out and helped! Here’s some photos she captured at the event, along with proof that we were drenched in water! Also notice that Yuzu has new cocktails to warm you up as the temperature outside is starting to cool down!

Dog Life in CLE will be taking a break in November from events to work on getting merchandise ready for the holiday season, but keep an eye out for December! I plan to have some sort of Christmas party inside for everyone.

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